One of my guilty pleasures is watching dashcam and police chase videos. It’s rare though that the subject of the pursuit is one of our own. And by one of our own I mean the enthusiast of an old Japanese car, not someone dumb enough to run from the police. Sadly, the driver of this Civic makes what seems to be a series of poor life decisions, starting with leading police on a long chase that, predictably, ends with the unfortunate Civic damaged and in a ditch.
According to the Volusia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, the chase stemmed from a simple citation for speeding. After several stop stick deployments, the driver finally loses a tire, loses control, and spins into a ditch.
Why did the driver, identified as 24-year-old Kevin Morales, run? Apparently, he was allegedly driving without a valid driver’s license and the license plates on the Civic weren’t assigned to that car. Now, rather than a few administrative violations, Morales is facing multiple counts of fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement and reckless driving. Luckily no humans were hurt, but the innocent Civic looks to have sustained some damage.
Drives a CIVIC but is not civics minded lol.
He wanted to be Fam-ous! Don’t they all?
Got his wish. Pretty pointless really.
(I was going to suggest he was rushing to vote, but then I saw the date of the chase LOL)
Stupid kid doing stupid things. It always scares me though when the police immediately take out their guns. I counted at one time that there were four officers with guns drawn. That poor girl could have been shot just because she wanted to keep her phone. I don’t blame the police in any way for wanting to protect themselves, its just deeply troubling that we live in a society that feels such action is needed.
I’ve seen a few of social media livestreams of people driving like shit and running from the police and eventually get caught or crash.
What worries me is always the innocent people that get caught up in this bulls__t.
I’ll go for a week at a time without touching a steering wheel in a hyper-controlled environment to stuff like this & sometimes, no often, it’s terrifying to drive home from work. The car has become an appliance without the “messiness” of skills & consequences. Teslas scare me.
100% of my Tesla experiences here in the northeast consist of owners driving 10 MPH under the speed limit to extend range and driving everyone behind them crazy.
that civic looks good
You might be able to pick it up at the police auction.